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Melissa Joan Hart, the OG teenage witch, might appear on the Sabrina reboot… if she's asked to.
“Never say never, but it would depend on the character they wrote,” Hart tells Entertainment Weekly.
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“I just don’t know where I would fit in. I would definitely take a look at the material if they sent it along,” the actress continues.
Hart played Sabrina on Sabrina The Teenage Witch until April 24, 2003, when the last episode of the ABC series aired.
EW asked how Hart feels about the upcoming Netflix series based on Archie Comics' Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, and, although the actress says she's indifferent about it, she praises the direction of the new show.
“I think they’re doing it in a smart way—change it up, don’t make it the same,” Hart reflects. “If you’re going to do the same show, it probably would fall on its face, but I think what they’re doing is probably the smartest way to reboot something.”
As previously reported, Netflix has picked up a 20-episode, two-season deal for The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, that focuses on character Sabrina Spellman. Unlike the upbeat '90s show starring Hart, the show revisits different horror touchstones and is in a similar vein to Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist. It gives an updated and reimagined look into Sabrina's occult origins and, as Nerdist reports, “finds Sabrina struggling to reconcile her dual nature (being half-witch and half-mortal) while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.”
Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka will play teenage witch in the upcoming show. Sabrina is described as “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch. Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High.”
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the head writer and director of Sabrina, posted the first piece of concept art on his Instagram, describing it as “fantastic and chilling.”
“One day, Sabrina's going to be the most powerful sorceress who's ever lived—Archie's equivalent of Doctor Strange—but right now, she's a 16-year-old girl who's figuring out who she wants to be and if she's going to prom or not,” Aguirre-Sacasa tells USA Today.
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